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Consumer price index

Portland and U.S. Averages

Additional CPI information and data is available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Also check out the BLS CPI FAQ and Brief Explanation of the CPI. (6k This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Click here to download. )

Next Release: November 20, 2014

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CPI-U*CPI-W**
Portland^National^^Portland^National^^
DateIndexPercent§IndexPercent§IndexPercent§IndexPercent§
Jan 2014233.91.6%230.01.6%
Feb 2014234.81.1%230.91.0%
Mar 2014236.31.5%232.61.4%
Apr 2014237.12.0%233.42.0%
May 2014237.92.1%234.22.1%
Jun 2014239.82.6% 238.32.1%233.62.4% 234.72.0%
Jul 2014238.22.0%234.51.9%
Aug 2014237.81.7%234.01.6%
Sep 2014238.01.7%234.21.6%
Footnotes:
*CPI-U (All Urban Consumers) - Generally used for licensed employees.
**CPI-W (Urban Wage Earners & Clerical Workers) - Generally used for classified employees.
^Portland figures are released semi-annually. The percent shows the increase for that six-month period from the same six-month period in the previous year.
^^US city average national figures are released monthly.
This is the index value to be compared to the 1982-84 base figure of 100.
§This column shows the annual inflation rate as a percent increase from the same month in the previous year.
ƒAnnualized average calculated by adding monthly percent value and dividing by number of months displayed.
rOn September 28, 2000, BLS issued revised CPI data that correct for the impact of a recently discovered software error. Revisions affect the U.S. city average and the regional and metropolitan all items indexes as well selected lower level indexes. Indexes were revised for both the CPI-U and CPI-W and cover the period from January 2000 through August 2000.